Monday, September 7, 2015
Sorting & Organizing Fabrics...
Now that new carpet is completed I can put my sewing room back together and hopefully sew soon. I am not a fan of the new beige carpet however the choice was made with resale in mind. I already dropped a pin and spent five minutes finding it. I personally would not have carpet in a sewing room however this is technically a bedroom.
Mr. C having seen my supplies has determined I need to purge my fabrics due to the fact that I will never use them all. Because he is right (he is always right) I decided to sort and organize my fabrics a little differently this time. Here you can see the shelving units which hold my fabrics in the closet. How can I possibly eliminate fabric when I love them all. Hmmm...I decided that all fabrics which are too thick for my machine to sew would be good to pass along. After all my sewing machine has just returned from a long stay at the repair shop.
This was a very time consuming project and partly how I abused my back. I went through each and every category of fabric and selected just the ones that I would be keeping. Then just those got to go back on each labeled shelf. Shhh...we won't discuss all the fabrics that are in tubs currently stacked under a desk and table in the studio. I figure those weren't part of the shelving overload that Mr. C encountered when we moved things for the carpet installation. I will deal with them another time.
So after days of sorting and purging I have a pretty good sized stack of fabrics that will be leaving my room. Right now they are stacked on the sofa bed in the sewing room as I honestly have no other place to put them. They are too heavy to lift and they are too heavy to mail. I am thinking of donating them to a local group here. Now my shelves are not groaning and I can easily see all that I have to work with. The good news is that I found a lot more fabric for sewing dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World.
Thank each of you for your well wishes for my health. It has taken a few weeks but I am finally feeling ever so much better. My voice has returned...much to Mr. C's dislike (I am always too loud for him). My strength is returning and my leg and back are trying to get better. I have rested and taken all my meds. Yesterday I ventured outside to water my Wooley Thyme and that was enough exertion for me. Our weather has been glorious but dry. This week we are to return to triple digit heat and still no rain in any forecast. Fall is in the air as the nights and mornings are much cooler. I saw acorns that have fallen to the ground and lots of oak leaves dropping. September is marching right along. I am enjoying your blogs and seeing lots of creative fall décor, custom pumpkins and wreaths that you are making. I won't be decorating for fall this year. My daughter and granddaughters are already decorating for her epic Halloween party. This will be her third year in a row and she picks a theme and then goes all out over her entire home and grounds. I am thankful I am not able to attend...I don't do scary or spooky or blood-curdling!
I just want to say how very grateful I am for being able to live here in America and have all the spoils of life that I am very thankful for. My heart breaks for those less fortunate around the world. God Bless America. I am so grateful for all the years I was able to "labor" and work for my living.